Is your facility ready to get started on obtaining IAC accreditation? Below is a concise summary outlining the key components of the IAC accreditation programs. Select any of the links below to learn more about how to get started on the accreditation process.
The Accreditation Process
Facilities seeking accreditation in one of the IAC programs (Vascular Testing, Echocardiography, Nuclear/PET, MRI, CT/Dental, Carotid Stenting and/or Vein Center) participate via a two-step process. First, a thorough review of the appropriate division Standards enables staff to be familiar with the published requirements and recommendations for the performance and interpretation of quality testing practices. Staff members are encouraged to make any necessary changes to the operations of the facility to ensure, at a minimum, substantial compliance to the Standards before proceeding to completion of the application. The corresponding application allows participating facilities to answer questions and submit data and attachments to document compliance with the Standards. The submission of sample case studies and their corresponding final reports is a heavily weighted component of the application process.
Reviewing the Standards
Each of the IAC programs (Vascular Testing, Echocardiography, Nuclear/PET, MRI, CT/Dental, Carotid Stenting and/or Vein Center) provides the guide known as the Standards. As the basis for each program, the Standards are an extensive document defining the minimum requirements for facilities to provide quality patient care. Serving the facility as the accompanying guide through the division's accreditation process, the corresponding Standards must be referenced when completing the Online Accreditation application.
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Vascular Testing (ICAVL) | Echocardiography (ICAEL) | Nuclear/PET (ICANL)
MRI (ICAMRL) | CT (ICACTL) | Dental CT | Carotid Stenting (ICACSF)
Vein Center (coming soon!)
Applications submitted to the IAC must be accompanied by a completed IAC Accreditation Agreement (current published version) in order to receive an accreditation decision. Obtain instructions, read important info and download the IAC Agreement»
Access to Online Accreditation is free of charge. Applicant facilities are only charged the accreditation fee, due at the time of application submission. Complete details about accreditation fees and access to the application fee calculator, are found on each division website, in the Accreditation Fee section.
Each application submitted to the IAC undergoes a simultaneous, independent review conducted by two application reviewers. Read more about the application review»
The Board of Directors reviews the findings and renders an accreditation decision:
- Site Visit
- Deny (No application for accreditation is ever initially denied; laboratories/facilities first receive a notification of a delay or a site visit).
The IAC division advises each facility of its accreditation decision via a personalized notification letter. This letter, sent to the Medical and Technical Directors, details the accreditation decision and when required, requests any additional documentation to further support adherence to the Standards. Read more about accreditation decisions»
Remember, the IAC is here to help
The IAC and its divisions are fully staffed with customer service-oriented clinical and administrative personnel trained to guide you through the application process. For assistance, please contact the IAC at 800-838-2110 or e-mail us today.